St. Peter’s Health Partners physician Dr. Balasukanya Balaraman on Friday spoke to WRGB about this year’s flu season, which has greatly impacted the Capital Region.
From the story:
The St. Peter’s Urgent Care in Clifton Park has been slammed, testing patients for the flu on the spot. Dr. Balasukanya Balaraman says she’s been seeing 12-15 positive tests per day.
“We’re seeing a lot more than we’ve ever seen,” Balaraman said.
For the second week in a row, NYS Dept. of Health Deputy Commissioner of Public Health Brad Hutton says they’ve seen record numbers of influenza. The highest numbers of flu related hospitalizations and lab confirmed cases in a single week’s time since the department started record keeping 14 years ago.
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